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Suspect Hang Chanthou with his wife Pen Chan Sreykuoch, whom he allegedly murdered after she had asked for a divorce. Photo supplied

Spousal killings call commune officials’ mediation role into question

Publication date 19 January 2018 | 07:00 | ICT

In her wedding photo, Pen Chan Sreykuoch smiles at the camera, wearing lolly-pink lipstick and her hair swept back, large blue jewels glittering at her neck. Her head is pressed against that of her groom, Hang Chanthou, who stares –

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  • Borei Keila families take compensation

    Publication date 18 January 2018 | 08:43 | ICT

    Almost 20 Borei Keila families have decided to accept compensation in one of the country’s most prominent and longstanding land disputes.

  • Dutch relax travel warning for Cambodia

    Publication date 18 January 2018 | 08:44 | ICT

    The Dutch government relaxed their travel warning from “orange” to “yellow” for Cambodia’s Oddar Meanchey and Preah Vihear provinces, citing an ease in border disputes with Thailand – though the government is now admonishing tourist

  • Chhoen Chanseng, 18, was charged with rape yesterday and sent to Prey Veng prison for pre-trial detention. Photo supplied

    Arrest after bride raped on wedding day

    Publication date 18 January 2018 | 08:45 | ICT

    An 18-year-old accused of raping a bride on her wedding day in Prey Veng was charged and sent to pre-trial detention yesterday, authorities said.

  • Former opposition leader Kem Sokha’s defence lawyers walk out of the Appeal Court in September 2017.

    CPP official called up as witness in Kem Sokha case

    Publication date 18 January 2018 | 08:44 | ICT

    Cambodian People’s Party spokesman Chhim Phal Virun has been called as a witness in the controversial “treason” case against jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha.

  • Ruling party lawmaker Pen Panha (centre) speaks to civil service students yesterday about the government’s successful bid to prevent ‘colour revolution’ in Cambodia. Facebook

    Students lectured on ‘revolution’

    Publication date 18 January 2018 | 07:00 | ICT

    Ruling party lawmaker Pen Panha gave a lecture yesterday at the Royal School of Administration to students on the opposition’s alleged attempt at “colour revolution” – an allegation used to

  • Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks to garment workers in Phnom Penh yesterday. Facebook

    After Rainsy calls for future protests, Hun Sen says elections will not take place amidst ‘chaos’

    Publication date 18 January 2018 | 06:57 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen issued an oblique warning in a speech to garment workers yesterday, noting that there could be no elections in a “chaotic country” – an apparent reference to the

  • Information Minister Khieu Kanharith speaks to the press in August about media licences following the abrupt shuttering of several independent media outlets.

    Women’s FM station suspended

    Publication date 19 January 2018 | 07:16 | ICT

    The operator of an FM radio frequency has been warned to stop offering airtime to the Women’s Media Centre (WMC), a station that has focused on women’s issues for the last 19 years, as she does not have permission from the Ministry

  •   Villagers, who involved in a land dispute with a military official in Oddar Meanchey, stand outside the provincial Adhoc office today after seeking the rights group’s advice. Photo supplied

    Villagers say military official who took their land now wants $20K

    Publication date 17 January 2018 | 20:22 | ICT

    A military lieutenant who sued 13 families in Oddar Meanchey’s Anlong Veng district for allegedly grabbing his land is now

  • A Kiri Vong district police official cuts cannabis plants in in Preah Bat Chaonchum Commune. Photo supplied/Kiri Vong District Police

    Thousands of cannabis plants destroyed in Takeo

    Publication date 17 January 2018 | 18:25 | ICT

    More than 16,000 cannabis plants were destroyed in the forests of Takeo’s Kiri Vong district on Tuesday, according to police.

  • Officials weigh timber confiscated at an officials' abandoned house. Photo supplied

    Takeo military police confiscate timber from district police's house

    Publication date 17 January 2018 | 18:49 | ICT

    Takeo province Military Police on Tuesday confiscated more than a tonne of rosewood that was stored at an abandoned house belonging to a Koh Andet district police official, authorities said today.